Horizon Sum

After research in Turkey and reading about materiality in mathematical concepts, we are poised to weave. W is the set of all numbers {n, n+1, (n+1)+1,...} where n=the thinnest weft yarn and n+1=the next thinnest weft yarn. 


Citronen 2017 tapestry based on a historic Icelandic weave draft. Woven with wool from mature ewes.

Citronen drawing. 2017 drawing for a tapestry. Gouache, marker


Kate O'brien and Kristine Woods collaborative weaving.

Sex and gender are designations that reflect cultural practices whereby the body comes to matter and is measured in particular ways. The math theory we have been reading proposes that math is material as well as thought (Cartesian mathematics demand universal truth but relational mathematics takes into account) and, as such, a matter of becoming in relation to bodies. We are 81 together. Let’s weave cloth that is a diagram of 81 years old. The width of the loom is determined by arm span...weaving on two looms instead of one—is it more interlocutory?...consider the idea of a weighted average—an average that does not require loss...I texted Kate: how old will you be at 6pm? 30yrs, 8mos, 17 days, 4hrs. The distance from your mouth to your umbilicus in time. 


Self Edge

Self Edge uses mathematics and the loom to reconsider how our bodies are measured. We applied cloth language to ourselves. Selvage = self+edge. Selvage is conventionally a small densely woven section, lending strength to the edges of the cloth. We calculated the average of our shoulder widths to determine the width of the cloth and increased the amount of selvage to protect us from the purposeful merging of our dimensions.